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By Steve Stoessel, July 20, 2019
In Grateful Memory Marker
New York (Herkimer County), Cold Brook — In Grateful Memory
In Grateful Memory of These who Gave all In World War II Malcolm L. Blue Walter L. Bullock Worden D. Coffin Clyde W. Davis Burr DeWitt Lawrence J. Fitzpatrick Earl Nelson Irwin Harry F. Kested Walter J. Lamphier . . . — Map (db m137092) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Dolgeville — Brockett's Bridge — 1829-1892
Gave its name to this village on the military road. A hotel, post office , and Liberty Pole were nearby. — Map (db m136740) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Dolgeville — Daniel Green — Company Factory Complex
Built 1882-95 by A. Dolge entered Sept. 17, 1974 on the National Register of Historic Places Bicentennial ‘76Map (db m137930) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Eagle Bay — Glennmore Hotel
On July 11, 1906, Chester Gillette and Grace Brown left here for a boat trip ending in her death and his 1908 execution for murder. Basis of "An American Tragedy" — Map (db m35104) HM
New York (Herkimer County), East Schuyler — New Petersburgh Fort
A stockade built and used by the pioneers of Schuyler prior to and during the American Revolution — Map (db m32447) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Fairfield — Fairfield Academy
Fairfield Academy was organized in 1802 when the community was an active local manufacturing center. The Board of Regents granted the academy a charter in 1803. A separate medical department became the College of Physicians and Surgeons of the . . . — Map (db m137010) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Fairfield — Fairfield Academy
On this campus Fairfield Academy was founded in 1802, the funds being raised by a committee headed by Captain Moses Mather. In 1803, it was incorporated by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and in 1812 the College of . . . — Map (db m137177) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Fairfield — Maltanner Creek
Named for Maltanner family, tenants ca, 1770, of Sir Wm. Johnson's Royal Grant extending between East and West Canada Creeks. — Map (db m136747) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Fairfield — Trinity Church
Organized Jan. 5, 1807. Consecrated by Bishop Moore "Mother Church" of local Episcopal Churches. National Register 1993. — Map (db m136830) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Heinrich Staring — Site of Home and Burial
Montgomery County Delegate to Constitutional Ratification Convention at Poughkeepsie 17 June – 26 July 1788 — Map (db m138091) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Henrich Staring — Site of Home — B. 1730 • D. 1808 —
Captain 4th Regiment Tryon County Militia and 1st Judge of Court of Common Pleas of Herkimer County — Map (db m138090) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Mary Myers — 1859-1932 — "Carlotta The Lady Aeronaut" —
Made many ballon ascensions and assisted her husband with aeronautic experiments — Map (db m137289) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Potash Factory
Near this site in 1764 Peter Hasenclever built an ashery which was the first frame building erected in the town of Schuyler. — Map (db m138092) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Steuben Memorial — Historic New York
(Three miles northwest of Remsen, Oneida County) Home and grave of Baron Frederick William von Steuben (1730-1794) Drillmaster of the American Revolution           Arriving at Valley Forge in February, 1778, this German-born officer found . . . — Map (db m75979) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfort — Utica Area — Historic New York
          Situated on the important Mohawk Valley route between the Hudson River and the Great Lakes, Utica has long been a travel crossroads. Indian trails converged there, and Fort Schuyler was built on the site in 1758. The community which grew . . . — Map (db m75978) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Frankfurt — Balloon Farm
Carlotta and Carl Myers invented and manufactured balloons here in the 1880's. Their balloon ascensions were attractions at fairs. — Map (db m137291) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — 1834 Jail
1834 Jail In 1906, Chester Gillette was held here during his famous trail for the murder of Grace Brown, basis for novel "An American Tragedy." — Map (db m54314) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — Early Village Burying Ground
Site of Early Village Burying Ground. Many graves were removed to Oak Hill Cemetery in 1897 to create Myers Park — Map (db m54316) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — Fort Dayton
This site was within the stockade of Fort Dayton which stood on a slight eminence about one hundred yards farther north. The fort was erected by Col. Elias Dayton in 1776, served as a military base during the . . . — Map (db m54270) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — Fred'ck Staring
Fred'ck Staring Known as Frederick Starns on VA Frontier; Lost sons & grandsons in Revolutionary War 1777-80; Patriarch of old Southern family Starn(e)s — Map (db m54317) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — 5 — General Herkimer Takes Command — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. At Fort Dayton, near this . . . — Map (db m54261) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — General Nicolas Herrhheimer
Statue of General Nicolas Herrhheimer Gift of Hon. Warner Miller Placed on the boulder and presented to The Village of Herkimer by General Nicholas Herkimer Chapter D.A.R. In Memory of Those who have died for our . . . — Map (db m54298) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — 6 — Revolution in the Mohawk Valley — Herkimer County Historical Society — Fort Dayton —
[First Frame of Text]: Fort Dayton During the American Revolution the residents of this area were protected by Fort Dayton. It stood right here, in the area bounded by North Main, East German, North Washington and Court . . . — Map (db m54273) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — The Thirty-Fourth Regiment — New York State Volunteer Infantry — Colonel James A. Suiter —
This tablet is erected by the people of the County of Herkimer in grateful remembrance of the valiant and distinguished services of the Thirty-Fourth Regiment New York State Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion under the . . . — Map (db m54320) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Herkimer — Where Lt. Solomon Woodworth and His Men Fell
This monument marks the site where Lt. Solomon Woodworth and his men fell in battle on September 7th, 1781 during the Revolutionary War. — Map (db m50828) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Ilion — Challenger Memorial
To the memory of those who placed country above self. January 28, 1986 Francis R. Scobee Michael J. Smith Ellison S. Onizuka Judith A. Resnik Ronald E. McNair Gregory B. Jarvis S. Christa McAuliffe — Map (db m137293) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Ilion — Ilion Great War Memorial
This tablet records the devotion of the sons of Ilion who gave their service to their country in the Great World War. In the hour of need they made the supreme gift of themselves going to meet toil, privation, suffering and death with steady . . . — Map (db m137315) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — A Bridge for Boats — The Little Falls Aqueduct
The pile of rocks in front of you is all that is left of a massive 214-foot-long aqueduct that once carried water and canal boats across the Mohawk River, connecting the original Erie Canal to a boat basin on the Western Inland Lock Navigation . . . — Map (db m131184) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Benton Hall Academy — 1895
Originally constructed in 1895 and completely reconstructed in 1997, Benton Hall is one of the oldest public school buildings still in use in New York State — Map (db m131122) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Benton’s Landing — Nathaniel Benton — 1792-1869 —
Nathaniel Benton came to Little Falls as a War of 1812 veteran and opened a law office here in 1819. His young but flourishing practice enabled him to marry Sarah Britton and to build for her the fine Greek Revival home which now houses the W.C.A. . . . — Map (db m131126) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Brave Defenders — 1877
To the brave defenders of our Union — Map (db m131123) HM WM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — David L. Bass — Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor — Battle of Fort Fisher —
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Minnesota in action during the assault on Fort Fisher, 15 January 1865. Landing on the beach with the assaulting party from his ship, S/man Bass advanced to the top of the sand hill and partly through the breach . . . — Map (db m131125) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Fort Hendrick
Ft. Hendrick 1754-1760 British post guarding Mohawk Castle. Named for King Hendrick killed at Lake George, Sept. 1755 N.Y. State Historical Marker — Map (db m57269) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — 1 — From This Point — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. From this point General . . . — Map (db m75330) HM WM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Gen. Nicholas Herkimer
Dedicated to the Memory of Gen. Nicholas Herkimer Revolutionary War Hero of The Mohawk ValleyMap (db m66088) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — General Nicholas Herkimer
Gen. Nicholas Herkimer Died Aug. 17, 1777. Ten days after the battle of Oriskany, in which engagement he received wounds which caused his deathMap (db m66096) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — General Nicholas Herkimer Monument
[Text on the North side of the memorial]: Herkimer [Text on the West side of the memorial]: Erected by the State of New York. 1896 [Text on the South side of . . . — Map (db m57318) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — General Nicholas Herkimer's Mansion
Featured Text on Marker: Peace following the French and Indian War (1756-1763) provided security on the frontier, and in 1764, Nicholas Herkimer constructed the Georgian style mansion you see here. The house remained in the Herkimer . . . — Map (db m75328) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Herkimer Home State Historic Site
Ambushed at Oriskany, General Nicholas Herkimer rallied and saved his nearly routed militia despite being wounded. An instant hero, he was carried to his home where he died on August 16, 1777. — Map (db m66098) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Herkimer Homestead Cemetery
The grave of General Nicholas Herkimer remained unmarked until 1847, when a grandnephew purchased headstones for General Herkimer, his first wife Maria, and his brother and sister-in-law, George and Alida. In 1895, the State of New York purchased . . . — Map (db m65980) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Herkimer Little-Falls Area — Historic New York
Where the Mohawk Valley narrows and pierces the ridge separating the Great Lakes from the Atlantic watershed were "The Little Falls," the first portage in travel up the river. Here lived the Canajoharie Indians, the Mohawk Upper Castle. The . . . — Map (db m64986) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Honor Roll
. . . — Map (db m131127) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — 2 — In Memory of the Men — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. To the memory of the men . . . — Map (db m57308) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Lake Shore Limited Wreck
Site of New York Central Lake Shore Limited wreck of April 19, 1940 Erected by Gulf Curve Chapter, NRHS, in memory of 31 who died and those who labored to rescue survivors. — Map (db m11351) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Little Falls — Water Power for Sale/A Valley Corridor/Historic Sites and Community Services
Water Power for Sale The Little Falls of the Mohawk have been providing power for local mills and factories since 1770. An Industrial Center Over the centuries workers in Little Falls have created woolen and cotton knit . . . — Map (db m131349) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Mohawk River
Since roads were few and were usually poorly maintained, lakes, rivers, and steams became the highways of colonial America. The Mohawk River is a natural break in the Appalachian Mountain chain that runs from Maine to Georgia. It links the Hudson . . . — Map (db m75974) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Mohawk Upper Castle
Mohawk Upper Castle Archeological Site has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of . . . — Map (db m57270) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Nicholas Herkimer
In 1760, Johan Jost Herkimer deeded 500 acres, including valuable river frontage, to his eldest son Nicholas. Nicholas kept the south portage road open to the carrying place and probably provided wagons, draft animals, and labor to unload the . . . — Map (db m65981) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — 8 — Revolution in the Mohawk Valley — Herkimer Home State Historic Site
During the American Revolution, almost half of the military actions in New York State occurred along the strategic corridor of the Mohawk Valley. In 1777 British, Native American and Loyalist battalions attacked from the west and north. Defeats at . . . — Map (db m66016) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Route of the Little Falls Canal
Route of the Little Falls Canal Completed November 17, 1795 to bypass the rapids of the Mohawk River. Erected November 17, 1995 Mohawk Valley Heritage CorridorMap (db m43090) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Shaping the City — A Family Legacy
The Burrell family were leading businessmen in Little Falls for generations. Their work as cheese producers, brokers, and suppliers helped to make this city a national center for the dairy industry in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. . . . — Map (db m131233) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Site of The Battle of Oriskany — August 6, 1777 — Historic New York —
Oriskany Battlefield (Eight miles west of Utica)           The Battle of Oriskany was one of the bloodies engagements of the American Revolution. British and Indians here ambushed the Tryon County militia as they were marching to the relief of . . . — Map (db m75970) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — The Bateau
          The bateau (French word for boat) was the favored type of watercraft used to navigate the inland streams, rivers and lakes of New York in the 1700’s. As roads were few and those that were built were hard to travel due to ruts after rain, . . . — Map (db m75976) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — The Cheese Business — Supplying the Demand
Over two hundred cheese-makers regularly attended the Little Falls cheese market on Ann St. Most of the cheese factories were located in Herkimer County north of the Mohawk River. Competition was brisk, so the highest prices were often paid. The . . . — Map (db m131230) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — The Palatines
In 1710, nearly 3,000 Palatines came to the colony of New York. Originally from an area in southwestern Germany known as the Lower Palatinate, they were displaced when the French attacked and destroyed their lands. They first fled to Holland, then . . . — Map (db m75322) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — The Street Cheese Market — "Little Falls is the Greatest Place for Cheese"
"The farmers bring in that article of consumption every Monday and so great is the rush that the police of the place are on duty all the time to preserve order and keep the streets free from obstruction. The cheese is shipped from here to New York . . . — Map (db m131228) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — The World's Best Cheddar — Herkimer County Cheese
In the years after the Civil War, nearly half of all the cheese made in America came from New York State. The best came from Herkimer County cows that grazed on the limestone rich pastures of this region. Local cheese-makers were able to capture . . . — Map (db m131222) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Little Falls — Window on the Past
Main Street has always been the place to go in Little Falls for the necessities of life whether it’s something for the home, something to eat, or something to wear. Look east on Main Street from this sign(on your right) and you can still see the . . . — Map (db m131128) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Middleville — Fenner Farm
Deed 1788 to "Major” Daniel Fenner of Adams, Mass.; wife Lydia Arnold. Later owners, George Fenner, Anson Fenner, Charlotte (Fenner) Arnold. — Map (db m136718) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Middleville — Middleville War Memorial
This memorial dedicated to the gallant men and women from our community who served their country in peace and war. — Map (db m136834) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Middleville — Veterans Memorial in Middleville
In memory of all who have served our Country — Map (db m137090) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — F.E. Spinner Home
Herkimer Co. Sheriff 1834 Member of Congress 1854-60 Appointed Treasurer of the United States by Lincoln Served 1861-1875 — Map (db m137296) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — Fort Herkimer
Site of home of Johan Jost, Herkimer ca. 1740 fortified 1756-57 military outpost During French & Indian and Revolutionary Wars — Map (db m32461) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — Fort Herkimer
Fort Herkimer Stood 86 rods west of this church. It served as a place of refuge for the pioneers from attacks by the French and Indians, and during the War of the Revolution, with this church, as a place of defense and a . . . — Map (db m57328) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — 4 — Here Was Born Nicholas Herkimer — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. Here was born Nicholas . . . — Map (db m57358) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — Lieutenant Adam F. Helmer — Famous Mohawk Valley Scout
Lieutenant Adam F. Helmer Famous Mohawk Valley Scout On Aug. 6, 1777 carried military orders for General Nicholas Herkimer On Sept. 16, 1778 warned the settlers at German Flats of the approach of Joseph Brant and . . . — Map (db m57361) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — Mohawk War Memorial
In honor and in memory of the men and women from the Mohawk area who served in the armed forces of the United States We Will RememberMap (db m137341) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — 3 — Site of Fort Herkimer — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. Near this spot was the site . . . — Map (db m57353) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Mohawk — Trail of Scout
Adam T. Helmer entering the Mohawk Valley to warn German Flatts of approach of Brant's Indians on September 17, 1778 — Map (db m137314) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — Benjamin Bowen House
One of the original settlers of Newport, NY. Federal Georgian Four-Square native limestone, circa 1812 — Map (db m137044) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — Linus Yale
Octagonal house built about 1850 by Linus Yale, inventor of the Yale Lock — Map (db m137004) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — Masonic Temple — Newport Lodge #455
Free and Accepted Masons Organized 1858 Erected building 1902 Dedicated 1903 — Map (db m137038) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — Newport Stone Arch Bridge
Built of native limestone in 1853, by Thomas Fox National Register 1992 — Map (db m137046) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — Newport War Memorials
center plaque: Dedicated to the Memory of Guy Bateman Daniel Toomey Theodore Morey Who made the Supreme Sacrifice in the World War left plaque: Dedicated to the memory of Kenneth Fischer Who made the . . . — Map (db m137110) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Newport — The Yale Lock
was first made by Linus Yale in a shop on this site 1847. — Map (db m137002) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Old Forge — Old Forge, N.Y.
These three iron parts of the old forge and this mill stone from the old grist mill were used by agents sent here by JOHN BROWN of RHODE ISLAND who acquired this tract in 1798. They were again used about 1817 on the south side of the river near this . . . — Map (db m35553) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Old Forge — Station Site
Here stood Fairview Station one of six flag stations on the Raquette Lake Railroad built to serve local camps and hotels along the lakes. — Map (db m43800) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Old Forge — Train Wreck
Here on Nov. 9, 1913 train struck a log, derailed, and went over the cliff killing 3 of its crew. — Map (db m77757) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Salisbury — Bell Purchased 7 May 1831
Bell purchased 7 May 1831 by the Baptist and Universalist Societies of Salisbury for the church erected in 1831 and occupied principally by the American Baptists. The church stood across the highway from 1831-1946 on the site of the present . . . — Map (db m137089) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Salisbury — John Faville
Settled here about 1779. The first town meeting was organized in 1797 at Hacklet's Tavern on this property. — Map (db m136978) HM
New York (Herkimer County), Salisbury Center — Town of Salisbury War Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Town of Salisbury who served their in war and in loving memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice. — Map (db m136750) WM
New York (Herkimer County), Utica — 6 — General Herkimer Camped Near This Spot. — — 40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 — —
40 mile route taken by Gen. Herkimer Aug. 3-6, 1777 for the relief of Fort Stanwix. The Battle of Oriskany Aug. 6, between Herkimer's men and St. Leger with his Indians was the turning point of the Revolution. General Herkimer camped . . . — Map (db m54257) HM
New York (Herkimer County), West Winfield — Ira & Joe Walker Blacksmith Shop 1798
Cosentino, Snyder & Quinn Law Office c.1940 Donald J. & Theresa H. Snyder - 2006Map (db m116784) HM

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